Ancient prophesies made at Delphi may have been inspired by natural gas.
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De Boer, J. Z., Hale, J. R. & Chanton, J. New evidence of the geological origins of the ancient Delphic oracle (Greece). Geology 29, 707 - 710 (2001).
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New evidence of the geological origins of the ancient Delphic oracle (Greece). Nature (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/news010719-10